# The Average American

1. Oct 25, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

Turns out the average American isn't a beer-bellied couch potato. But living the American dream does include having a front yard and a grill
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4973770

According to the book, a majority of Americans:

• Eats peanut butter at least once a week just did:biggrin
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky true
• Can name all Three Stooges yep
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart isn't this true of everyone in the world?
• Eats at McDonald's at least once a year ick, not anymore...I like In n Out
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day sure
• Never sings in the shower actually, i do
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium nope, college student in apt, prefer house tho
• Has a home valued between $100,000 and$300,000 N/A
• Has fired a gun nope, had the chance tho but wasn't interested
• Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall except for my hobbity moments, yes
• Weighs 135 to 205 pounds probably in there somewhere
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53 yep
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option sure
• Grew up within 50 miles of current home nope, i'm a wanderer

another one in the interview - average American is 36; I think he said in the early 1900s, it was 16 years old.

2. Oct 25, 2005

### Pengwuino

Nope

No way

Damn straight I can

Probably 5 in a 10 mile radius

There breakfast menu is good! But come on, once a year? I pretty much do everything at least once a year.

Wow... that might be exactly how long I take

Im proud to be an American

Sure do

Well I don't own it.

Hell yes because its my right

except when im asleep

Naaa

Sure am

Hell it IS fun

Within a mile

3. Oct 25, 2005

### pattylou

My responses:
I'm surprised by a lot of those.

I was just talking about In n Out earlier today:

but I'm not trying to derail your thread, i just think it's interesting.

4. Oct 25, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Not me. It's rare that I eat peanut butter.

Nope, I like the chunky kind.
Who couldn't?
More like a 10 min drive; those things are everywhere!
I'm surprised they only went with once a year. So, yeah, a few times a year actually.
I should hope so! Except that one year when I was a kid and my mom decided to be super-energy conscious and impose a 5 min time-limit in the shower...she set a timer for each of us, and if we weren't done before the timer went off, she just shut the water off! I've always had long hair and it takes that long to wash the shampoo out!
:shy: Me too.
Used to, now it's a townhome until I figure out whether I'm staying or moving on.
Used to, but not now. Will again within a year or two.
Never did, though always wanted to learn.
Yep
Thankfully, no, I'm a bit below that.
That's a bit of a no-brainer. Is there a country where that wouldn't be the case?
I guess, though it isn't something that really gets me too excited.
Nope, and it's not terribly likely I ever will.
I'm below average. (but only by a little :rofl:)

5. Oct 25, 2005

### loseyourname

Staff Emeritus
• Eats peanut butter at least once a week No
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky I prefer chunky
• Can name all Three Stooges Larry, Moe, and Curly? I always confuse them with the Pep Boys
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart I think I do, but I haven't seen it
• Eats at McDonald's at least once a year Probably not
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day I doubt it
• Never sings in the shower I sing everywhere
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium Apartment
• Has a home valued between $100,000 and$300,000 No
• Has fired a gun Yes, I have fired multiple guns
• Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall Taller
• Weighs 135 to 205 pounds Yes
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53 Yes
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option Yes
• Grew up within 50 miles of current home No

6/15

Average enough

6. Oct 25, 2005

### 0TheSwerve0

haha, the Mormons should pick up that marketing! I'm going right now to pay my indulgences

7. Oct 25, 2005

### Pengwuino

Is it a sign from God that I should go out and get some in n out? I THINK SO.

8. Oct 25, 2005

### JamesU

• Eats peanut butter at least once a week about every 2 weeks
• Prefers smooth peanut butter over chunky NO WAY!!! Chunky rules!!
• Can name all Three Stooges duh?
• Lives within a 20-minute drive of a Wal-Mart of course
• Eats at McDonald's at least once a year yeah
• Takes a shower for approximately 10.4 minutes a day yeah, about
• Never sings in the shower ppft! No!
• Lives in a house, not an apartment or condominium Yep
• Has a home valued between $100,000 and$300,000 More
• Has fired a gun No
• Is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall yep
• Weighs 135 to 205 pounds yep
• Is between the ages of 18 and 53 NOPE
• Believes gambling is an acceptable entertainment option yep
• Grew up within 50 miles of current home Yes, I do

9. Oct 25, 2005

### lodus

Try putting peanut butter on big slices of apple, then add some Hersheys chocolate syrup to top it off. yum

10. Oct 25, 2005

### Pengwuino

:!!) :!!) :!!) :!!) :!!) :!!)

11. Oct 25, 2005

More? Um.. how much more? Having a home over $300,000 isn't really considered average at all... thats more along the lines of being gentry/elite. edit: and here all of us poor college students are trying to make ends meet :uhh: 12. Oct 25, 2005 ### pattylou Here in so cal, you can't find a home for under 300,000. New homes start around 650,000. Yes, it's insane. 13. Oct 25, 2005 ### moose Its because of the real estate in Arizona. My house was originally 150,000 yet now is worth 400,000. 14. Oct 25, 2005 ### motai That is very high compared to the going rate in Florida (where most homes are usually in-between$100,000 to $200,000 depending on where on is at). A little bit of cross-country culture shock. Of course, the beach properties can go way up in the millions in some areas... 15. Oct 25, 2005 ### JamesU we got our house for about$150,000(I think) it's like sextupled or somewhere around there

16. Oct 25, 2005

### Pengwuino

Not in California. $200,000 is rather run down here and we're not really high priced in Fresno. Something for$150k around here might be worth 1/2 a million in LA or on the coast.

17. Oct 25, 2005